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King of the North Pepper ( Heirloom, 70 Days)

7 reviews

Heirloom 1934. It is a challenge trying to grow fabulous peppers when you live in the north, with a cool and short season. But when you run back from the garden with the first harvest of a succulent sweet red pepper you will be glad you have chosen this variety! The average size fruit is 6" x 4" with blocky, thick walls producing very well on a medium size, multi branching plant. 

20 seeds  

PLANTING

Caspsicum annuum

Germination: 10-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF. Cooler soil temperatures slows germination time.

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼” deep

Starting Indoors:  8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow in flats/cells/pots. Provide 75-85ºF soil temperatures. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer (diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement). Transplant seedlings 18-24” apart after last frost.

Sowing Outdoors: Not recommended, especially in northern areas

How much does a packet plant: 20-25 foot single row  

Harvest: Use a sharp instrument to cut the peppers from the plant. Pick the first fruits when they reach usable size, this helps accelerate the growth of the other peppers on the plant. Leave some peppers on the plant to mature so they can change color and sweeten up.

Tips: Pinch-off early flowers or tiny fruit on any seedlings before placing them in the ground. Plant in fertile soil, amend with composted if needed. It helps to use row cover early in the season, giving the plants extra warmth, especially in the north. Side dress when flowers begin to form.

 

 

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CW
05/26/2019
Craig W.
I recommend this product
Excellent growth habits

Sturdy grower with a determination in a seed I haven't seen for awhile. This alone I give 3 stars. Plus one more for it's upright nature in stem strength. It has been a rough go here in Northern Ohio this year for gardeners, but I have faith in this little seeds ability to handle it. Now all that remains to see if it passes the productivity test. If so, I'll be ordering more next year.

J
03/06/2019
Jim
Name says it all

Only sweet pepper I've ever had 100 percent success with in northern Mass.

B
12/28/2018
Bonnie
My favorite Bell Pepper

Year after year this pepper performs so well in Michigan. Delicious and bountiful!

L
04/25/2018
Laurel
IL
Plants look great!

Great germination, using a heat mat. Plants have taken off and are huge. Some even have buds at about 7 weeks.

TS
01/03/2018
TOM S.
Great harvest in Maine

Germinated seeds on a heat pad- got 90%- plants grew well- provided irrigation weekly- top dressed when blossoms appeared- good production.